Elizabeth Neilson Reid

29 June 1908–1980 (Age 71)
Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth Neilson

When Elizabeth Neilson Reid was born on 29 June 1908, in Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Adam Brown Reid, was 25 and her mother, Helen Roberts Black, was 22. She married Robert Turnbull Weddell on 10 August 1928, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died in 1980, in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Robert Turnbull Weddell
Elizabeth Neilson Reid
Marriage: 10 August 1928

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10 August 1928
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 5

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Age 6

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1927 · Kilmarnock War Memorial

Age 19

The Kilmarnock War Memorial was built to pay tribute to all residents of Kilmarnock who fought in World War I. Most of the building is accessible to the public and names of the people who died line the walkways inside and out. After World War II, additions were made adding the names of those who gave their lives in World War II.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Scotland birth record- Elizabeth Neilson Reid
  • Scotland marriage- Robert Turnbull Weddell and Elizabeth Reid

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